|CM aka Creative - The Classic Material Completion Package XE - Christopher Lugo|
There was once this funky little UK netlabel named Random Flow that put out a total of 12 releases. It was the first netlabel that I knew of that was solely focused on hip-hop. Among the many gems that they released were CM aka Creative’s 2 volumes of Classic Material. These gems were instant favorites of mine. When it became apparent to me that Random Flow went dark and CM aproached blocSonic about releasing Classic Material Vol...
Keywords: hip-hop; xtended edition; blocsonic; maryland; new york city
|Twenty-One: Twenty-Four - Spanglish XE - Twenty-One: Twenty-Four|
Fans of that classic BOOM BAP HIP-HOP sound will be happy to know that we’ve got more of it for you to enjoy this month! During the whole month of September we’ll have releases by Mported Flows… an Impossebull… also one half of Twenty-One: Twenty Four, the dope 24 hour project put together with fellow Bull, C-Doc! At the tail end of June in 2006, Port travelled a couple hours to C-Doc’s place to work on music and they ended up recording the complete EP, “Spanglish”...
Keywords: blocsonic; xtended edition; mported flows; c-doc; pennsylvania; hip-hop; boom bap; flac; mp3; ogg
|MUTE - Pavement Politics XE - MUTE|
If you’ve been following what we do for long enough, you might have first heard MUTE’s “Is It Too Late For US All” when it made an appearance on “netBloc Vol. 15: this album won’t eat your gas money” back in mid-2008. A little over a year later, we brought you the great release by one half of MUTE… UNknown aka Formula’s “The Overcast Project” and then a little under another year, the other half of MUTE… Tha Silent Partner made his blocSonic release debut with “Tha Compl...
Keywords: blocsonic; xtended edition; tsp; formula; unknown; tha silent partner; uk; boston; hip-hop; mute
|Tha Silent Partner - Tha Complete Platters Sessions XE - Tha Silent Partner|
Here we are with the second in our Xtended Edition series. XE releases are meant to give albums, that were originally released on defunct labels or independently, a second chance at getting much deserved shine. Each XE release is packed with the original album, features fresh art and contains at least a bonus disc of exclusive goodies — remixes, outtakes, new tracks & demos. This XE is one very deep set! Coming in at 68 tracks… 3 hours, 9 minutes and 47 seconds in length, there’s little do...
Keywords: blocsonic; xtended edition; tha silent partner; funk; soul; beats; vinyl; hip-hop
|Mr. Bitterness and The Guilty Pleasures - The Good Fight XE - Mr. Bitterness and The Guilty Pleasures|
Today, our fine Xtended Edition series continues with the release of the extended version of Mr. Bitterness and The Guilt Pleasure’s latest album “The Good Fight”. An album that would surely have its place in the mainstream, if that mainstream gave a damn about quality music again. Surely his official bio says it all:Mr. Bitterness and The Guilty Pleasures is the solo music project of Randal Helm, a musician living in the suburbs of Los Angeles...
Keywords: blocsonic; xtended edition; mr. bitterness; mr. bitterness and the guilty pleasures; california; los angeles; flac; mp3; ogg
|LOWdown - dumpTRUCK XE - LOWdown|
Back in ‘99-2000, I began frequenting Public Enemy’s Enemyboard, a forum that PE fans have long hit to shoot the breeze about anything under the sun… whether it be the latest Public Enemy release, the current political climate or merely to flame each other about how wack their musical tastes are (I kid). It’s a diverse group of people with strong opinions and one in which its members have formed strong bonds...
Keywords: blocsonic; lowdown; hip-hop; xtended edition; c-doc; tirade; the impossebulls; impossebulls; dj president ike; marcus j gilligan; marcus j; boom bap
|The Scallions - Agony Through Ceremony XE - The Scallions|
A little over ten years ago, in 2002, I began working for SLAMjamz, the label run by Public Enemy’s Chuck D. I began by designing cover art for their digital single series. Among those digital singles were seven designed for Connecticut avante-garde power pop group, The Scallions, consisting of members Mike and Shawn Franklin. That eventually lead to me designing their SLAMjamz debut album “Agony Through Ceremony” in 2006...
Keywords: blocsonic; xtended edition; the scallions; connecticut; pop; indie; download; free; ccmusic; freemusic; flac; ogg; mp3; avantgarde; rock; pennsylvania; new york city; c-doc; chuck d; public enemy; dj johnny juice